Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 30 August 2030 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2030 | August 2030

Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 3% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 28 August 2030 at 23:07.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♎ Libra later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1898"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1898" and ∠1901".

Harvest Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2030 after 12 days on 11 September 2030 at 21:18.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 379 / 1332

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 379 of Meeus index or 1332 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

Length of current 379 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 47 minutes. It is 25 minutes longer than next lunation 380 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 57 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 12 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠279.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠279.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠310.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon before perigee

8 days after point of apogee on 21 August 2030 at 22:49 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 4 September 2030 at 17:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 377 684 km

Moon is 377 684 km (234 682 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 884 km (229 835 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after its descending node on 22 August 2030 at 08:09 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 September 2030 at 20:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 22 August 2030 at 18:22 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.465°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.341° in the next southern standstill on 5 September 2030 at 08:00 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 11 September 2030 at 21:18 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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